Opinion

  • Missing the mark on race and poverty

    While there are several things that can be said about UNC professor Gene Nichol’s article on critical race theory, there is one, in particular, I find intellectually dishonest: the descriptive claim that “in North Carolina twice as many blacks as whites live in poverty.” The issue with…

  • State tax cut a must after citizens told to sacrifice

    In the name of safety and at times part political theater, North Carolinians spent over a year following stringent emergency orders because of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses shuttered, citizens lost their livelihood, millions eschewed social events or celebrations of any kind. Many young people are still hampered by mask mandates…

  • So, governor, who’s playing politics now?

    If more people are getting vaccinated because of the governor’s handouts and giveaways, I sure can’t tell. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, is handing out gift cards in specific counties, and he’s holding lotteries offering cash prizes and college tuition. Not with his money, of course.

  • Political left’s hypocrisy on donor privacy bill

    Taxpayers deserve to know how their money is being spent, and private citizens deserve protection from government overreach into their lives. These seem like simple concepts, right? The establishment left in North Carolina seems to disagree. Progressives are performing acrobatic leaps to justify their opposition to two bills introduced this…

  • Remembering our agricultural roots

    Nearly half a million North Carolinians work in food processing plants. These workers rely on this sector to put food on their table, pay their mortgages, and secure a better future for their families; and these opportunities, along with the economic success of the state, are coming under fire as…

  • North Carolina’s charter school law turns 25

    This month, North Carolinians will celebrate the silver anniversary of North Carolina’s charter school law. It is a time to celebrate and reflect on how far the movement has come over the last 25 years. A unique set of circumstances allowed the passage of North Carolina’s charter school law. In…